Police made more arrests last week in two recent slayings that seemed on the verge of sparking a gang war in the Kelly Park and Lueders Park neighborhoods.
Three youths--two from Compton and one from Los Angeles--were arrested in the Dec. 27 slaying of 15-year-old Charles (Beeb) Stevens, who was shot by an assailant in a passing car while standing in Kelly Park, Compton Police Lt. Jim Fette said. The names of the suspects have not been released because they are juveniles--two are 15 and one is 14. All are being held in the Los Padrinos Juvenile Detention Center in Downey.
Police also searched two residences in connection with the arrests and confiscated two shotguns, a .22-caliber rifle, a .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol and some ammunition, Fette said.
Meanwhile, charges against 24-year-old Dennis Earl Reed--accused in the Dec. 29 "drive-by" shooting death of Don Turner--were dropped for lack of evidence, Fette said.